Thanks, Richard (I think)!

From Dawkins’s Twitter feed:

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Well, it’s not a fetish or anything!  After all, I think Richard collects animals from old merry-go-rounds. . .

34 Comments

  1. Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Aarrgghh!

    Ceci n’est pas un bleargh!

    b&

  2. Guy
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    biologist fetish fight!!! :)

  3. Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    It was truncated. The original continued with:

    , jazz, cats and noms.

    :-D

    /@

    • jono4174
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

      Oy vey!

  4. Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    The question on my mind is: How many pairs of boots do you actually own?

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:28 am | Permalink

      About 120, according to the recent ostrich-leather boot post.

      /@

      • Dominic
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

        Enough for a centipede!

        • JBlilie
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

          2 centipedes!

          • Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink

            6, even.

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            • infiniteimprobabilit
              Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

              Can we call him “Imelda”?

        • Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

          Enough for some millipedes!

          /@

        • J.J. Emerson
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

          And these are boots for people, no? So, I suppose such a creature would have to be a “human centipede”, no?

  5. Les Kaufman
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    …and is it more or fewer than Imelda had stashed away? I just bet she had ostrich, too.

  6. Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I’ve always been a bit leery of folks who don’t collect, or want to collect, something.
    I collect antique medicine bottles. I just love the smell of old glass in the morning!

    • Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

      A new colleague once told me, “I collect Japanese swords.” 

      “Oh, how many do you have?” I asked.

      “One.”

      Hmm…

      Well I suppose all collections have to start somewhere… 

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      • Dominic
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink

        My skull collection is growing – slowly. I started with a sheep when I was about 10… Very jealous of a friend who came back from Morrocco with a camel skull! My most recent ones were puffin & porpoise.

        • Alektorophile
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

          Oh sooooo cool! I am jealous. I started a smallish comparative collection years ago, whole skeletons, even before I started out as an archaeology student. Mine never got farther than small farm animals and the occasional dead forest critter I found. I would prepare the skeletons myself, an unusual hobby for a 15-year-old, I have to admit.

        • Occam
          Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

          I collect scalps. You collect skulls. Maybe we should co-ordinate efforts? (Suddenly WEIT begins to feel like Facebook.)

          • Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

            Scalps? Skulls?

            Meh.

            Come to my place, and you can sample my chianti collection….

            Cheers,

            b&

            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

              oops try again:

              ….tries to tiptoe backwards quietly as to not be noticed….

        • Posted May 1, 2013 at 1:56 am | Permalink

          The nice thing about skulls is that everybody starts with one….

      • Marta
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

        Japanese swords can be fabulously expensive–so expensive, in fact, that owning even one is notable.

      • Occam
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

        When collecting Japanese swords, the question is not “how many?”, the question is “where?” — even one can be more than enough.

  7. David Duncan
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Will you reprimand RD for calling your site a “bl*g”?

    I have wondered how many pairs of boots you have?

  8. Diana MacPherson
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    That is brilliant! See what you’re missing on Twitter! :D

    • Hempenstein
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

      Were jac to Tweet, it would be at the expense of this website, so I’m glad he doesn’t.

      • Diana MacPherson
        Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

        You don’t know that…maybe Jerry could give up other things like friends and family :D Besides, he won’t see my humorous reply tweet to Richard Dawkins.

  9. krzysztof1
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    How about a pair of custom boots with stitching of a cat on one and a cheeseburger on the other? Or maybe a cat EATING a cheeseburger!

    • Scote
      Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      A hawk’s nest in a boot with a kitten in it at a good deli?

  10. Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Ahem: WEBSITE not “b-word”. :-)

  11. marcusa1971
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    As a subscriber to this site, I find it pleasing to have my choice validated by one of my greatest heroes.


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